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- NRCan Supports Bioenergy to Replace Diesel
- New Director at BC Bioenergy Network
- Pinnacle Building for the Future
- Education Heating Up at BCIT
- Bioenergy & Maple Syrup: A Sweet Partnership
- Ethanol & CHP Coming to Saskatchewan
- Pioneer Pellet Mill in Quebec getting Upgrades
As a cornerstone of its plan for climate change and clean growth, the Government of Canada has committed to reducing reliance on diesel fuel in Canada’s remote, Northern and Indigenous communities and industrial sites by supporting a transition to more sustainable energy solutions. The move towards secure, affordable and clean energy will provide both environmental benefits and economic opportunities for these communities… by NR Can.
July 31, 2017 – BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Stanners as executive director. Scott brings almost a decade of experience with BCBN, previously holding roles of director of research, director of business development, technology, and innovation, and acting executive director… by BC Bioenergy Network.
Aug. 1, 2017 – The boiler system residing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a little ways yet from operational, but as Alexandre Hebert explains, the system is much more than just a biomass boiler; it’s a learning tool… by Maria Church
A proposed $325-million cogeneration plant near Clavet will produce fuel-grade ethanol, high-protein animal feed and electricity, while providing a market for feed-quality barley and peas. The Prairie Green Renewable Energy (PGRE) plant has been in the planning stages for about ten years. The project, which would be located in the RM of Blucher adjacent to the eastern boundary of the RM of Corman Park, received conditional zoning approval for heavy industrial from the RM of Blucher last October. Environmental studies for the project were conducted by Clifton Associates… by Marcelo Gleiser.
Aug. 4, 2017 – One of the largest pellet plants in Quebec, Energex, could also be the oldest. Max Béraud, the mill manager, does not even hesitate to call it an antiquity! Created in 1983 by BioShell – in the midst of an oil crisis – the plant located in Lac-Mégantic, Que., in the Eastern Townships benefited from the know-how and oil standards in place to develop its efficiency… by Anabel Cossette Civitella